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'''Josephine Louise Miles''' (June 11, 1911 – May 12, 1985) was an United States|American
poet and literary critic; the first woman tenure
d in the English studies|English Department
at the University of California, Berkeley
. She wrote over a dozen books of poetry and several works of criticism.
Miles was born in Chicago, in 1911. When she was young, her family moved to Southern California. Due to disabling arthritis, she was educated at home by tutors, but was able to graduate from Los Angeles High School in a class that included the composer John Cage
Miles attended the University of California, Los Angeles
, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature before moving to the University of California, Berkeley
to pursue a doctorate. She received a Fellowship from the American Association of University Women
in 1939. In 1964, she was elected a Fellow of...